Lyttelton Master Plan
As one of first centres to undergo post-earthquake master planning within in the Council’s Suburban Centres Programme, the main challenge Lyttelton faces was the lose of a sense of place and community. The workshop, done while the aftershocks were still taking place, looked at rebuilding the character and amenity of this unique place, whilst at the same time planning for future challenges such as population growth and port extension. A number of planning professional from both Australia and New Zealand flew in pro bono to assist with the workshop which was led by Pocock Design Environment (PDE). The key issues discussed were streetscape character, protection, enhancement of biodiversity, key open space provision and design. In addition to this PDE was also involved in consultations with the community, stakeholders and authorities.
Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula
Christchurch City Council
Urbanismplus (Project lead)
The New Zealand Planning Institute Best Practice Award.